Paediatric Physiotherapy

What exactly is meant by physical therapy for children?

Pediatric physical therapists work with children and adolescents who have a variety of problems that limit their physical development, mobility, and capacity to engage in daily life. Restoring or improving movement and function following an injury, illness, or disability is critical for your child’s growth and development.

What are the conditions that can be helped by physical therapy for children?

Many infants and children struggle with physical movement owing to trauma, birth problems, disease, disability, and developmental delays, which is where a pediatric physical therapist can help:
-Recovering from injuries and procedures.
– Bone, joint, and muscle diseases, including torticollis and plagiarism.
– Neurological issues, impairments, genetic abnormalities, and birth anomalies such as Down syndrome and cerebral palsy.
– Musculoskeletal injuries.
– Orthopedic disabilities.
– Delayed growth.

How does musculoskeletal physical therapy work?

Your child’s physical therapist will examine your child and establish a treatment plan that works for your child.
Treatment plans focus on making minor modifications to your everyday routine, making them simple to implement. The physical therapist will assess your child’s abilities through various physical activities.
Palpation, joint range of motion, muscle testing, neurological examination, and spine evaluation are all possible options, depending on the issue.
2- Have in-depth conversations with yourself and your child (if he or she is able) to better understand the issues you are experiencing.
3- Create a therapy plan that is appropriate for your child.
4- Evaluate progress and modify treatment methods as your child grows and develops.